Monday, 20 February 2012

Feb. 20th

An afternoon walk again was fairly quiet but did produce another WOODCOCK and several REDWINGS. The fields had over 100 gulls in, a mix of BLACK HEADED and COMMON, despite checking them and checking them again I couldn't turn any into Mediterranean Gulls!! I spent some time watching a pair of LONG TAILED TITS and a pair of NUTHATCHES investigating an Oak and surrounding bushes. The only other birds of note were 3 MARSH TITS in different areas, a distant SPARROWHAWK and several FIELDFARES which were starting to head in to roost.
Common Gull

Long Tailed Tit

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Nuthatch

Pheasant

13 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Great shots Alan, especially the Nuthatch shots, a bird which has yet to pass in front of my lens.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful, Alan! The Tit looks like a little puffball. Nice shot of the pheasant - great feather patterns!

Giga said...

Wspaniałe zdjęcia, a drugie jest "słodkie". Pozdrawiam. *** Great pictures, and the second is "sweet." Yours.

Mike H said...

Great shots of the nuthatch Alan.

Tammy said...

Great photos Alan! That Nuthatch looks entertaining!

Greenie said...

Alan ,
The Pheassant is my favourite .
Great shot .

Ramón Suárez said...

Preciosas todas Alan!!
Saludos!!

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Alan. I wish I could get a decent one of a Nuthatch. Like Greenie, my favourite is the unusual shot of the Pheasant.

Kungsfiskaren said...

Hi!
Lovely bird photos i realy like the nuthatch.
Greetings from Sweden
/Ingemar

Warren Baker said...

Nice to see all the Birds photographed in their various habitats Alan, better than my ''at the feeder'' efforts, I think the Pheasant is my fav :-)

Christian said...

Hi Alan

Cracking pheasant shot mate. Very different.

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Marc, thanks, it was great watching the Nuthatches for half an hour or so.

Hi Brian, thank you, Long tailed Tits are fuffy looking things.

Hi Giga, thank you.

Hi Mike, thanks, they were being quite obliging.

Hi Tammy, thanks, they were indeed entertaining.

Hi Greenie, thanks.

Hi Ramon, thank you.

Hi ShySongbird, thank you, I was lucky with the Nuthatch.

Hi Ingemar, thank you.

Hi Warren, thanks, whether at the feeder or not a good photo is a good photo and yours certainly are.

Hi Christian, thank you, I followed it as it flew passed and wasn't sure if would come out.

Helma said...

Very beautiful birds and birds, and they are also brilliant at their best.

Greetings, Helma